I'm going to take this post and brag about my one and only child, my daughter Whitney. She has a talent that comes from somewhere we haven't quite figured out yet, so I thought I would share a little of it in this post. This is a picture of my mom and dad cirque 1969. It is taken in front of the old farmhouse I grew up in and one of the few pictures we have left of the old house now. It is the same house that is in my big picture collage. My bedroom was in the very front upstairs!
I love everything about this picture right down to the cigarette my mom has in her hand and the denim "pedal pushers" she is wearing. They were newly married and we had come to live on the farm straight from the big city. My daughter doesn't have a lot of cash as she is going to school, so for Christmas last year she painted my mom a picture of this picture. It took my mom's breath away and I think Whitney did a great job.
This year for Christmas she asked me what I wanted and I already knew. Whitney and I have been to Paris and we both bought some art on the square in Montmartre, but I wanted her to paint me a picture that I saw and fell in love with. She did it in watercolor and I loved the technique she used. It couldn't have been a better Christmas present.